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Freelance journalist (B2B) - Tourism Update

Illovo, Sandton, South Africa

Job Type

Contract type


Output based


Mid level

About the Role

This person must produce authoritative, original, industry-specific articles by pitching stories, attending the occasional industry event and interviewing senior industry people in the tourism and hospitality industry. The successful candidate will be able to meet tight deadlines and generate and write news stories easily.

The freelancer will ideally be based in Cape Town or Durban.


  • Experience in news-gathering and writing (at least three years)

  • Have a proven portfolio of articles published

  • Degree in Journalism, English, or Communications (advantageous)

  • Excellent command of the English language

  • High attention to detail – self-editing ability

  • Outgoing and comfortable with networking

  • Loves the challenge of daily deadlines and finding stories

  • Organised, with the ability to work under pressure

  • Be self-motivated, positive, and deliver quality work

  • Own car and valid driving licence

  • An understanding of the tourism industry (advantageous)

About the Company

Now Media (Pty) Ltd, the largest travel trade publisher in Africa, has been committed to promoting travel and trade in the Southern African region since 1953. Based in Illovo, Johannesburg, Now Media prides itself on being an innovator of cutting-edge promotional products for the freight, travel and tourism industries. - Build incoming tourism business by reaching tour operators overseas and destination management companies in Southern and East Africa through the highly regarded daily updated tourism news and resource, Southern & East African Tourism Update.

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